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week in benghazi, libya. president obama, vice president biden and secretary clinton were all taking part in that event as the remains of the four americans returned to american. this a is a short time ago as the four draped caskets were carried by a plane, by a military honor guard. the americans were ambushed on tuesday by assailants with rocket-propelled grenades. one of the them was chris stevens from pedemont high, graduate of 1978. graduated from hastings law in san francisco. >> i want to thank his parents and siblings who are here today for sharing chris with us and with our country. what a wonderful gift you gave us. >> they didn't simply embrace the american idol. they lived it. they embodied it. the courage, the hope and yes, the idealism. that fundamental american belief that we can leave this world a little better than before. secretary clinton attendance at the ceremony was personal for her because she said she sent ambassador stevens to libya knowing she sent him on a risky assignment. [chanting] >> demonstrations are taking place in nearly a dozen countries in the mid
ambassador stevens said he had deep ties to bengazi and are not surprised he was there -- benghazi and are not surprised he was there. information specialist sean smith and regional security guard were caught in a safe room when a fire possibly started by a rocket propelled cannon trapped them. stevens was taken to the hospital and hours later his body was taken to the consulate airport. >> the attack in libya appears to be a very coordinated military style attack. this was not a demonstration gone bad. this was a clear targeted event. >> reporter: u.s. officials and top libyan leader said today it is still unclear who is behind the attack and that if the protest behind a film was just a cover. he was the u.s. representative to the new national council in benghazi during the ends of the gadhafi regime. >> it was his job to find out who these rebels were, who they respected and how he could respect the u.s. in dealing with them. >> reporter: friends of stevens are planning a memorial in honor of stevens. >>> more details are emerging about the man who made the inflammatory film. he
chris stevens was killed in benghazi, his family finally has the chance to make funeral arrangements. rita williams talked to his -- talked to his parents who will remember him as an advocate around the world. >> brand- -- brand-new baby. >> reporter: a proud mother shared these proud photos of me about a little boy who loved life life, was a matter in disguise. >> that was chris. you never saw him without a smile. >> reporter: he grew up to the be -- to be the ambassador in libya. while vacationing in yosemite on september 7ing, she -- on september 7th, she learned he had been killed. >> after the first shock, you are kind numb and then you do what has to be done. >> reporter: we were sitting right here. so at that time, i was not in -- really not able to talk. but i did stand up. >> she stood up out of respect for the caller, president obama. ♪ >> reporter: she and chris's stepfather met privately with the president when chris's body was returned to american soil. >> he was cremated and i brought the ashes back. >> reporter: he will be interred next to his grandfather. >> i think
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